Pamela Samuels Young
When Los Angeles attorney and bestselling author Pamela Samuels Young isn’t practicing law, you can usually find her penning her next legal thriller.
Pamela is the author of the legal thrillers Murder on the Down Low and the Essence magazine bestsellersIn Firm Pursuit and Every Reasonable Doubt. She also works as Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment Law for a major corporation in Southern California, specializing in discrimination law.
Pamela's desire to see African-American and female attorneys represented in mainstream legal fiction prompted her to take a stab at fiction writing despite a busy career as a lawyer. Her debut novel, Every Reasonable Doubt, was the winner of the Black Expressions Book Club’s Fiction Writing Contest and In Firm Pursuit was honored by Romantic Times Book Reviews as a finalist for Best African-American Novel of 2007. Pamela’s short story Setup is featured in the Sisters in Crime Anthology, LAndmarked for Murder. She is a member of several legal and writing organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
After spending several years as a television news writer and associate producer, including stints at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, Pamela took a break from the news business to serve as a Coro Foundation Fellow in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is also a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Pamela served as legal consultant to the Showtime television series, Soul Food and is a frequent speaker on the topics of writing, discrimination law, diversity and self-empowerment. To read an excerpt of Pamela’s books, visit her website at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.
Amazon Link for 101 Essential Resources for Fiction Writers Tips Sheet
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Amazon Link for all 3 novels, CD and Tips Sheet
Murder on the Down Low Book Trailer link